Contemporary Literature: The Basics
By Suman Gupta
Routledge – 2012 – 190 pages
Series: The Basics
‘Contemporary Literature’ is among the most popular areas of literary study but it can be a difficult one to define. This book equips readers with the necessary tools to take an analytical and systematic approach to contemporary texts. The author provides answers to some of the critical questions in the field:
Containing diverse illustrative examples and discussing the topics which define our current sense of the contemporary, this is an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to engage critically with contemporary literature.
1. General Strategies 2. Specific Strategies 3. Production 4. Reception 5. Issues and Perspectives I 6. Issues and Perspectives II. Index
Suman Gupta is Professor of Literature and Cultural History, The Open University. He is the author of numerous books on contemporary literature, literary theory, political philosophy and current affairs.